This week, we’d like to help women, children and young people who are living in refuges and supported accommodation in Wales.
These people have fled terrible situations. They have often had to leave their homes with no notice and have minimal – and in some cases no – belongings. They may have had to leave their schools, their friends, their books and toys and now find themselves living in shared accommodation projects and refuges. The lockdown has been difficult and isolating for most of us, but for these vulnerable people it is that much harder.
The refuges and projects are run by a charity called Llamau, who are trying to do whatever they can to help the people they support to feel less isolated and more connected. They said: “This is an extremely testing time and could significantly affect the mental health of people who have already experienced so much trauma in their lives.”
We’d like to help make this time a little bit easier for the families in their refuges, as well as some of the other vulnerable young people they support.